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Danish delegation planning visit to Nauru detention centre refused visas | The Guardian

A cross-party Danish parliamentary group of six politicians had been planning on visiting Nauru to examine Australia’s offshore detention system. Photograph: Torsten Blackwood/AFP/Getty Images The government of Nauru has refused to grant visas to two Danish politicians critical of Australia’s offshore detention system, triggering a diplomatic row between Australia, Nauru and Denmark for the “undemocratic” decision [...]

30/08/2016

Australians Rally Against Refugee Detention Centres

Thousands of protesters across Australia have held rallies to demand the closure of the country's overseas refugee detention centres. Demonstrators took to the streets of several Australian cities on Saturday, carrying banners with the words "Close the camps, Bring them here" to demand that asylum seekers and refugees from camps on Nauru and Papua New Guinea (PNG) islands be resettled on the mainland. [...]

28/08/2016